Rinse hiziki in a fine mesh strainer, place in a small bowl, cover with warm water, and soak for 10 minutes.
Place hiziki in a strainer and rinse under cold water. Place in a small saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 to 7 minutes.
Rinse hiziki again to cool and place in a blender or food processor with all remaining ingredients.
Pulse several seconds until coarsely ground. Place in a small bowl, garnish with a couple lemon slices and finely chopped scallions. Serve pate with crackers, bread, toast or pita bread.
Yield: about 1/2 cup
Per serving - 48 calories, 5 g fat (75% calories from fat), 2 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium